Suspect, persons of interest sought in Detroit crash

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are seeking tips from the public to find a suspect and two persons of interest in a hit-and-run that critically injured a 56-year-old man last month on the city’s east side.

Investigators said a female driver leaving a party store parking lot near Harper at about 11 p.m. Aug. 29 struck a motorcyclist heading north.

After the accident, the “suspect got out of her vehicle, reacted to the situation, then left the location on foot,” police said in a statement.

Another woman returned to a burgundy SUV seen arriving at the store earlier with the suspect’s car as well as a third vehicle, according to the release. She later was seen driving west on Harper then south on nearby Nottingham.

Authorities on Friday released video footage from the incident and surveillance images showing the two persons of interest and the suspect’s car.

The suspect is described as an African-American female last seen driving a black vehicle, possibly a Chevy Impala, while wearing a pink shirt and dark pants.

One person of interest is described as an African-American woman with long black hair in her 20s or 30s. She was last seen driving the burgundy SUV and wearing a black T-shirt, shorts and dark shoes.

The other, a passenger in the SUV, is described as a black female in her 20s or 30s. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and stretch pants with her hair pulled into a ponytail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at (313) 596-1462. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the DPD Connect app or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.